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Gary M. Wilson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 36 years
    Massachusetts - MA 32 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1988
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1991
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gary

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I'm very sensitive to the fact that being charged with a crime is a scary and confusing time for my clients, so I do everything I can to make an awful experience less scary. You'll never feel talked--down to, or that you're wasting my time.  Trust me and we'll get you through whatever difficulties you're facing.

Call anytime, I NEVER charge for phone or in-person consultations.  

I look forwad ot speaking with you. 


Photos and videos

The Supreme Court of the United States has consistently held that police can lie to you during their investigations, and that there is no remedy for it!

Don't talk to the police!
Be very careful with plea bargains.  Thanks to my friend Lance Aldrich for his daily laughs at Real Life Adventures!
Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys (MIAOWIA) Founding Board of Directors:
Michael Nichols, Jeffrey Crampton, Patrick Barone, Gary M. Wilson, Michael Boyle, with Wendy Schiller-Nichols.

April 2012
From author Sal Fariello:

"Gary M. Wilson's trial work in the case of Michigan v Peter Nickel was personally witnessed by the author and was nothing short of amazing. --the kind of electrifying performance you only see in courtroom dramas."
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21002 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 48236

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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Gary Wilson
The very first thing Gary did was to calm my nerves after being in jail overnight for a car accident. The second thing he did was to tell me everything I did correctly and how that would help our case and carefully laid out the challenges ahead. We set up a line of communication between us and Gary responded to any and all correspondence quickly. He kept me abreast of everything. He had a gut instinct that reviewing the tapes the police had of me multiple times would reveal something and he was right. He asked for postponement of the court appearance so he could do a thorough job and it paid off. My life could have been ruined but Gary was so diligent in reviewing all of the facts in such detail and he discovered some issues that helped my case. In finding a few more the prosecutor decided to drop the charges all together. I believe being on professional, respectful terms with the Judge, the prosecutor and even the police, Gary's reputation commands respect within his realm. The outcome could not have been better, especially considering the charges that were at hand. He asked me to trust his postponement of going before the judge and he was right. Knowing all of the details of the law and taking his time to discover some evidence that was helpful to my cause proved valuable and lead to the success in this case.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (Detroit, Mi)
  • 1988 - 1992


  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Michigan V Peter E. Nickel
  • Not Guilty


  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
  • Founding Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • State Delegate
  • 2003 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Faculty/Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Faculty Scholar Award-Full Tuition Scholarship
  • The Detroit College of Law
  • 1984


Speaking Engagements

  • CDAM Annual Conference
  • Demonstrative Evidence in Crash Reconstruction Cases
  • 2013
  • CDAM Annual Conference
  • Keeping Clients Satisfied
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the Best. I have referred several clients to Gary, and have worked together with him on a couple of cases. Gary is one of the most talented DUI/criminal attorneys I know. He is highly credentialed and extremely smart. I credit him with great results as a result of his unwillingness to cave in to the government. He digs deep and is very thorough. I will continue to send him the hard cases that cross my path. You can't do any better."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Gary through my association with the National College for DUI Defense. Gary is a warrior in the courtroom. He strives not only to be the best lawyer and know the law, he also is constantly learning the science behind blood and breath testing and field sobriety tests. I highly recommend Gary."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gary has personally helped me with my jury trial in Grosse Pointe Shores. His knowledge of the specific details of handling a complicated OWI blood case is exceptional. I would highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is knowledgeable, efficient, thorough, and dedicated to representing his clients. He is also very creative in building the case for their defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gary in the area of DUI defense. The entire operation at his firm is top notch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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